Using 2010 Air USB Key on 2011?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by theturtle, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys, just wondering if it was possible using a 2010 air snow leopard restore usb on a 2011 macbook air. just wondering cause from what i read, you cant do a customized installation of lion removing imovie, garageband and all the languages.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    It's unlikely to work. Putting an older OS on a machine than the machine was designed for is sketchy, at best. The build of Lion that comes with the new Airs is specifically meant for them.

    You can't do a custom install of Lion, but there is nothing stopping you from removing all that stuff post-install.
     
  3. macrumors P6

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    You cannot run Snow Leopard on a 2011 Air. It won't install and will kernel panic upon boot.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ah dang it. thanks for the quick answers than guys!
     

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